Fodor's Expert Review Moran's Oyster Cottage

$$$$ Kinvara Seafood Fodor's Choice

This small thatched cottage is just upstream from where the Dunkellin River flows into Dunbulcaun Bay, the epicenter of Ireland's fresh oyster trade. The local oysters make a regular appearance, straight from bay to plate, though smoked salmon, crab claws fried in garlic butter, seafood cocktail, lobster with boiled potatoes and garlic butter, and fresh crab salad are also on offer. The front bar has been preserved in the "old style," which means it's small and cramped, but very interesting if you want to get an idea of what most pubs around here were like 50 years ago.

Seafood Views Casual Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice Romantic

Quick Facts

Kilcolgan, Co. Galway  Ireland


Known For:
  • Excellent fish-and-chips
  • Seafood chowder from a recipe passed down seven generations
  • Landmark restaurant for generations

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